These chairs bring a little bit more comfort and class to the world's smallest one bedroom apartment, in Manhattan. They took a while to put together. But, they are very strong stools even the heaviest of relatives will feel comfortable sitting on. Note that these are counter height and not bar height. Before I put the stools together, I got a little nervous they would be too short. I attached a picture of this stool next to a 29 inch stool so you can see the 2 1/2 inch difference. I was looking for something a little bit shorter and these are perfect. They are a dark brown color, slightly darker than the photo above. Overall, I'm very satisfied with this purchase!